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The Potential of Augmented Reality in Education

I’m moderating a panel at the SXSW Interactive conference today at 3:30 p.m. in Austin, TX. The panel is titled The Potential of Augmented Reality in Education.

While I have led and participated in Learning Design and Development projects which involved games, virtual worlds, and social media, I have yet to experiment with the use of Augmented Reality in training. Especially now that I’m a course developer in a highly technical environment, it is hard to push the boundaries of what is normally done in the classroom and in traditional eLearning, to convince stakeholders that there is more than just the gimmick factor of playing around with a smartphone camera or wearing silly goggles that resemble some trashy Sci-Fi movie. That is one of the reasons I lined up this group of experts in the field of Augmented Reality technologies and different fields in Education to share their experiences, thoughts and perspectives on the use of this emerging technology in learning experiences.

I hope everyone enjoys this panel and can contribute with questions they may have.

We will be using the Twitter hashtag #EduAR for a backchannel discussion and as a means to gather questions as well.

Headed to SXSW

I flew into Austin, TX today to participate of the SXSW Interactive conference as moderator of a panel titled The Potential of Augmented Reality for Education.
I came to pick up my badge and swag at the Austin Convention Center this afternoon and I can say I’m already impressed with the diversity of people, styles and backgrounds. From the plane to the convention center I’ve already meet Brazilians, an famous Italian blogger, a couple of people from Japan, people from marketing, and social media… I can tell this will be a great experience!

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